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RC not improving; less time left for exam. [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2013, 05:10
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I have my GMAT in a month, and im getting totally frustrated because i cannot improve on RC. SC and CR are pretty doable but i cannot improve beyond 50% for HARD RCs and 75% for Average RCs. :x

I dont know whether i should be content with the accuracy or keep trying. i have just a month in hand and havent improved much in the past one year also.

should i rather concentrate on SC and CR, with just average practice on RCs?

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Please advise.
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Re: RC not improving; less time left for exam. [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2013, 13:09
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arslano wrote:
Hi,

I have my GMAT in a month, and im getting totally frustrated because i cannot improve on RC. SC and CR are pretty doable but i cannot improve beyond 50% for HARD RCs and 75% for Average RCs. :x

I dont know whether i should be content with the accuracy or keep trying. i have just a month in hand and havent improved much in the past one year also.

should i rather concentrate on SC and CR, with just average practice on RCs?

:|

Please advise.

I'm happy to help. :-)

First of all, here's a one-month study plan you may find helpful.
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/1-month-gm ... -schedule/

My recommendation --- over and above any GMAT prep you do, READ. Read for at least half an hour every day. Read good hard challenging material. Here's a blog in which I make some suggestions on good choices for reading material for GMAT practice:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-reading-list/

Here are a few blog articles with some recommendations for GMAT RC:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/strategies ... ion-types/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/curiosity- ... n-success/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/inference- ... rehension/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-rc-el ... g-answers/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-readi ... ully-once/

You can master GMAT RC!! I hope all this helps.
Mike :-)
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Re: RC not improving; less time left for exam. [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2013, 22:27
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arslano wrote:
Hi,

I have my GMAT in a month, and im getting totally frustrated because i cannot improve on RC. SC and CR are pretty doable but i cannot improve beyond 50% for HARD RCs and 75% for Average RCs. :x

I dont know whether i should be content with the accuracy or keep trying. i have just a month in hand and havent improved much in the past one year also.

should i rather concentrate on SC and CR, with just average practice on RCs?

:|

Please advise.

I'm happy to help. :-)

First of all, here's a one-month study plan you may find helpful.
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/1-month-gm ... -schedule/

My recommendation --- over and above any GMAT prep you do, READ. Read for at least half an hour every day. Read good hard challenging material. Here's a blog in which I make some suggestions on good choices for reading material for GMAT practice:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-reading-list/

Here are a few blog articles with some recommendations for GMAT RC:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/strategies ... ion-types/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/curiosity- ... n-success/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/inference- ... rehension/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-rc-el ... g-answers/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-readi ... ully-once/

You can master GMAT RC!! I hope all this helps.
Mike :-)



Hi Mike,

I read 5-6 LSAT passages and solve 2-3 GMAT passages each day. Unless the passage is extremely tough, i am able to get the main point easily. The problem i face is that while reading a passage is i feel that i am forgetting what i read, and this thought kind of messes up the comprehension. :?
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Re: RC not improving; less time left for exam. [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2013, 09:31
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Hi Mike,

I read 5-6 LSAT passages and solve 2-3 GMAT passages each day. Unless the passage is extremely tough, i am able to get the main point easily. The problem i face is that while reading a passage is i feel that i am forgetting what i read, and this thought kind of messes up the comprehension. :?

Dear arslano,
OK, so the problem is not really RC, but more fundamental, about concentration and focus.

First of all, I will recommend this link again, a unique and vastly underappreciated perspective on RC:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/curiosity- ... n-success/

More importantly, though, you have to boost your power of focus and your ability to concentrate & retain information. Here are some recommendations about steps you can take, throughout your life, to address this crucial issue:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/zen-boot-c ... -the-gmat/
That article has links to three other related articles at the top. If you can implement the recommendations in that article, the potential payoffs will go far beyond GMAT RC.

Let me know if you have any further questions.
Mike :-)
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Re: RC not improving; less time left for exam. [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2013, 04:28
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arslano wrote:
Hi Mike,

I read 5-6 LSAT passages and solve 2-3 GMAT passages each day. Unless the passage is extremely tough, i am able to get the main point easily. The problem i face is that while reading a passage is i feel that i am forgetting what i read, and this thought kind of messes up the comprehension. :?

Dear arslano,
OK, so the problem is not really RC, but more fundamental, about concentration and focus.

First of all, I will recommend this link again, a unique and vastly underappreciated perspective on RC:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/curiosity- ... n-success/

More importantly, though, you have to boost your power of focus and your ability to concentrate & retain information. Here are some recommendations about steps you can take, throughout your life, to address this crucial issue:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/zen-boot-c ... -the-gmat/
That article has links to three other related articles at the top. If you can implement the recommendations in that article, the potential payoffs will go far beyond GMAT RC.

Let me know if you have any further questions.
Mike :-)

:Thanks for the advice Mike. It is always helpful. I figured out I carry too much load in my mind than i can process. My new refined strategy is to simply take an overview of the RC without worrying much aboutt the details, which i anyway way have to come back for in the detail questions. Its working a bit and hopefull practice will make it better. :)
Re: RC not improving; less time left for exam.   [#permalink] 09 Oct 2013, 04:28
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